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The 60 Minute Strategic Plan has been helping its customers propel their businesses to greater heights for over 14 years. Check out our history…



John E. Johnson created the 60 Minute Strategic Plan Process to help his entrepreneurial clients plan better.



The 60 Minute Strategic Plan workshop is created. The 3-hour workshop has been conducted over 600 times world-wide.



PC Windows-based software developed to automate creating the 60 Minute Strategic Plan.



John Johnson and Anne Marie Smith meet through a mutual colleague. John introduces Anne Marie to the 60 Minute Strategic Plan process, which she uses to create a plan to exit the company she founded in 1995. Anne Marie executes her plan and sells her company.



John and Anne Marie collaborate and begin writing a book about the 60 Minute Strategic Plan and form 60 Minute Strategic Plan, Inc.



The book, 60 Minute Strategic Plan: Planning and Problem Solving for the Real World is published in January.



The 60 Minute Strategic Plan Certified Consultant program is created.



Development begins on the next generation of the 60 Minute Strategic Plan.



The 60 Minute Strategic Plan web-based application is launched.


The Management Team

John E. Johnson, CEO, the creator of the 60 Minute Strategic Plan process, has been professionally associated with strategic planning for over 50 years. On graduating from University of Western Ontario, John worked in brand, advertising and marketing management positions for 28 years. John has been a strategic management consultant and speaker helping CEOs and their management teams for over 20 years, including 14 years as chairman facilitator for Vistage International.

Anne Marie Smith, President, has over 25 years experience as a successful consultant, manager, and business owner. Before joining 60 Minute Strategic Plan, Anne Marie was co-founder and President of a high-growth business communications company that was on the Inc magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Company list for two years. She is also the author of two books. A dynamic speaker and instructor, Anne Marie’s passion is helping other business owners achieve and excel. Anne Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.